For all Harley-Davidson Big Twins with forward controls, Cycle Kraft just released these new billet aluminum floorboards available in polished or black finish with 9 rubber inserts to provide a good shoe grip. A modern twist on an old classic look. At Cycle Kraft.
Archive for December, 2009
Pyrotechnics and bikes (photography Horst Roesler).
My readers best new resolutions for the New Year. I will read my motorcycle manual… just as soon as I can find it – I will always replace the gas nozzle before riding away from the pump – I will keep an extra safe distance when riding behind a police car – To afford a new […]
Hey. Jesse James just reminded me that working with his hands is what he does the best. So, he decided to share with you his fabrication and welding expertise asking me to tell you about Metal Church, a new series of free video lessons on metal working. In this first episode (see the rest at WCC), Jesse shows you the […]
The Wide-Band, Closed-Loop ThunderMax EFI System is now available for all 2010 XL-model Harley Sportsters®. The ThunderMax with AutoTune has been re-designed to fit in the new-for-2010 ECM location, making installation a breeze. The ThunderMax for 2010 XL Sportsters® includes a PigTail Harness for easy access to the communication port. Simply install, plug-In, download a […]
Chopper Couture that I featured several times in my Blog, designs and manufactures eco-friendly woman clothing with a rock & roll attitude. From Copenhagen to Hopenhagen…Not a political message but a series of postcards from around the world. Let’s leave 2009 with the music of U2. Relax everybody. A new year with new hopes is […]
I don’t know if there is such a thing as an “original Bobber seat” because period correct Bobbers were featuring many different styles. Anyway, it’s the name of this leather seat offered by New York Choppers and I think it looks pretty good with its formed contours and back support. You can use it for […]
When, like me, you obsessively research all new design ideas on 2 wheels you find everything from the best function with the poorest design to the ultimate design, which is always simplicity, with the poorest ergonomic factor, and of course everything between.
Repossessed (or Repo) motorcycles have always been part of the used motorcycles market, but never been available in such volume. You know the reason, banks or other lending institutions repossessing bikes from owners failing to pay on time their motorcycle loan.
When you think you have seen everything, a new unusual motorcycle creation appears on my radar (pun intended), like this WW2 plane sidecar based on the German Messerschmitt fighter plane. The merit of this sidecar is the hand fabrication by Hungarian bike Builder Henrik Toth. In my opinion the disappointing part of this project is […]
Historically a manufacturer of brakes and wheels, Performance Machine has since many years a line of accessories to match all its wheel designs. But as a matter of fact these other parts look very good on any type of bikes and complement very well other types of design. Like these both simple and sophisticated grips […]
You know Rich Christensen for being the television producer of several shows like in 2005 “Pinks”, then from its success “Pinks All Out” and “Pinks All Outtakes”. All about racing. This year, I met Rich looking for new ideas to pitch to networks and it seems (to be confirmed) that one of his (called “Wheelie Drags”) is about […]
It’s the season for the 2010 after-market part catalogs and J&P cycles is the first to announce that it’s new Harley-Davidson edition is ready for shipping. At 1,048 pages with more than 38,000 parts and accessories for your Harley, including 2010 models, it’s the largest FREE retail catalog in the industry. In it 2,300 new […]
Most of you didn’t see it during the last Sturgis AMD World Championship Of Bike Building. So here your opportunity to look at what I consider the most radical looking Buell 1200 I have seen in a long time. You will love or hate its design, so I will not spend time describing the hand […]
In the US, a whopping 367 print magazines closed in 2009. As you know, some digital magazines like the Cyril Huze Blog have had explosive growth since day one 3 years ago with a readership already 4 times larger than the #1 motorcycle print magazine. The reason? Not the recession but a complete change in the way […]
Just released, the objective of this new Harley part is to give you the possibility to adjust Fore and Aft to match your legs length. The The easy-to-install bar features a three-point mounting system that grips both down tubes and locks in place with a common Allen wrench. Then you pivot the bra fore and […]
Even at a bargain, too afraid to buy a used motorcycle. Or too apprenhensive to open these boxes of old parts in your garage to turn them back into a riding motorcycle? Or falling in love with a vintage motorcycle but scared that you could not make it run properly? What you need is just a little bit of […]
Rumor is that a legal conflict opposes father & son and that a court legal battle just got started. As you already know Paul Jr. left the show “American Chopper” in June 2009 after a live TV non-scripted argument with his father and then went to start his own design company. The object of the litigation […]
This Japanese show is probably one of the best in the world, and the recent 18th annual edition had a big American representation. In addition to celebrities like Billy Gibbons from ZZ Top, the US was represented by custom builders Cole Foster, Roland Sands, Kutty Notebloom of Hippy Killer, and bronze sculptor Jeff Decker. Lot […]
They are women custom builders. They want to pay tribute to all women who build bikes and ride. Hence the “Chicks Rule & Boys Drool Tour” aboard a traveling 44-foot trailer stopping in all major biker events in 2010. This rolling tribute to women bikers will offer a mix of on-site how-to seminars, fashion shows, […]
James Parker tells you that he invented a motorcycle front suspension much better than the traditional forks. It’s called the RADD system. Below is the video demonstration at the shop and on the track…(sent to me from Canada by Arlene The Biker Queen).
What did you get for Christmas? Tell other readers. They want to know. For one, I got great clothing and good wine, and I was surrounded my all family.
Here a link to a beautiful collection of “photoshopped” motorcycle engines by Gordon Calder. Jump HERE (thanks John Adams for pointing it out to me).
Just to remind you that you can ride a rigid frame bike and still be comfortable for many more miles than what you thought. Yes, bumps can be very cruel to your butt, and spring seats have their limitations. So, stop the spanking now.
One again, another example of hot rod influence, this time for the very lucky toddlers…and fortunate parents Featuring vintage tins and fins and rolling, under parents supervision, on two rear and one front chrome wheels with white wall tires. Other hot rod inspired details are colored brakes, fin-shaped fenders, chrome grips, ultra suede seat insert […]
Just released by George’s Garage, these new Torque Plates is a must own for every shop and serious garage builder. They are used to simulate running conditions for aluminum cylinders while checking cylinder run out, deglazing, honing and boring. Machined from 4140 heat treated steel and finished in black oxide. Sold in sets, each includes […]